A Windy Day at Southport Pier

The tide was in, but the wind was blowing a gale. The pier was kept firmly locked, for fear of someone being blown off, I presume. The only place left to take photos was from the beach. The sand was blowing everywhere, the tide was right up to the sea defences, so there was barely room to plant a tripod. The wind was whipping up the usual white tops on the shallow sea. I set up the tripod and tried a few long exposure shots, whilst holding onto tripod and camera with both hands! I think this 20 second exposure gives just enough impression of movement in the sea to be effective.

Wind Blown


My name is Peter Holloway and having lived in Southport, England for 20 years, followed by a couple of years back in Northern Ireland I'm now working as an IT Manager in West Sussex. I was born in Northern Ireland and raised in the suburbs of Belfast just off the Saintfield Road, attended Cairnshill Primary School and Annadale Grammar School. I studied for a London University BD at Belfast Bible College.